Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Don't Give Up! Card - TMS #536

Hello! For the next few weeks at Tuesday Morning Sketches we will be revisiting our favorite sketches from 2019. This week is my pick and my favorite sketch was from challenge #508 and it was designed by Debbie Foster. To view the original challenge post click HERE. We would love for you to join us this week! For all the challenge details and design team inspiration click HERE. Don't forget to link your creation to the challenge post by Sunday at 8 pm EST.

The stamp set used on this Don't Give Up! Card is called Newton Hangs Out by Newton's Nook. My intent when purchasing this stamp set was to make a card for my brother and he passed away before I got the chance. The stamp set actually arrived in the mail the day he passed away. I left the package unopened for almost a month because it made me sad to think about it. Then I decided to use it and just craft through the tears. It took me hours to make this card, I had to walk away several times but I finally finished. It will be a card I keep and a reminder to myself to never give up or the sentiment I would have used for him "hang in there," which is all I'm doing these days. Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Well now I'm crying too, Andrea. But I'm glad you were able to use the stamp set and I know this card will bring encouragement to whomever you decide to share it with. Your card is beautiful and I like how you coloured the kitty. Like your card says, don't ever give up. Just take things slowly and be gentle with yourself. I continue to pray for you.


  2. A lovely card to keep Andrea, love that the cat is keeping on trying to get up the tree.

  3. Lovely card and sketch! We all feel like we need to hang on sometimes! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
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  4. Hello... it’s so lovely to see you have shared one of your gorgeous cards with us. Thanks for entering your cute kitten card into our ‘Something New’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  5. Hi andrea!

    Your kitty card is adorable. I love the coloring and the entire scene!


  6. How very sad but such an awesome card :-) xoxo
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  7. Andrea this is adorable and a perfect card...especially for some encouragement. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Just remember to breathe.

  8. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story! It is a gorgeous card and I love the story behind the sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again. Sladjana (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

  9. I'm writing with tears. This is a sweet card, and I pray that you don't give up and day by day can find peace.
    Sending hugs to you!

  10. Crafting through tears got me through tough times, too. Your card is so sweet and that kitty is just adorable. Great pick for this week.

  11. Such a sad background to your beautiful car of encouragement and so sorry for your loss.
    Carol x
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    Carol DT x

  12. I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother Andrea. Thank you for blessing us with your creations through it all, this is such an adorable card!

  13. Great card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.


Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. Wishing you a crafty day! 😊